Future of Food Series: The Future of Food Products


CIC Boston
50 Milk Street
Lighthouse - 20th Floor
Boston, MA
United States

Thursday, 22 March 2018 - 6:00pm

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The Future of Food is a 4-part series exploring topics surrounding the Future of Food. The series is jointly hosted by Branchfood and CIC in Boston, Massachusetts. Tickets are available to purchase for individual events or an all-access series pass. Join the Branchfood mailing listto receive updates and learn more about this and future events!  

Series Dates and Topics:
February 22nd - The Future of Agriculture -SOLD OUT
March 22nd - The Future of Food Products
April 26th - The Future of Nutrition
May 24th - The Future of Grocery


Future of Food Series: The Future of Food Products

Flavor CloudsGelato with zero added sugar, and prickly pear water are just a few examples of the new food products, trends, and businesses that are emerging daily. Though we're seeing innovative consumer packaged goods startups launching around the world, Boston is home to some of the most progressive food product innovations out there. 

  In our 2nd Future of Food Series panel, we will speak with Boston's leading startup founders, investors, and manufacturers to discuss the latest trends in food product innovation, development and marketing. 


Adam Melonas, Founder & CEO at Chew LLC and Nursery

Adam is one of the worlds most respected innovators in the experimental culinary arts. In 2013 he founded Chew, a food innovation lab in Cambridge, MA that redefines what is possible in the world of packaged food by creating game-changing products that are not only delicious but also nutritious and sustainable. Adam's latest venture, the Nursery, is a Food and Beverage incubator designed to build and scale both new Food and beverage products, as well as Food and Beverage Technology.

Risa Sherman, Philanthropy, Social Impact and Cause Marketing at The Boston Beer Company

Risa's role at The Boston Beer Company is to oversee all philanthropy across multiple brands including the company’s award-winning initiative, Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream, a program she helped to create in 2007. The program connects hard-working entrepreneurs in the food, beverage and brewing areas with working capital, coaching and networks they need to start, strengthen and grow their small businesses. 

Marty Kolewe, Director of R&D at Incredible Foods

Marty is the Director of R&D for Incredible Foods. Incredible Foods creates delicious foods that will help families live happier, healthier lives. Their first offering is the low-calorie perfectlyfree® frozen treats that deliver deliciousness without the most common food allergens. Their size and shape make them fun to eat for everyone, whether they have dietary restrictions or not. This is only the beginning.


Janelle Nanos, Reporter at The Boston Globe

Janelle is a writer, editor, and journalism professor in Boston. She is currently a business reporter at the Boston Globe, where she writes about retail, e-commerce, the food industry and consumer culture. She thrives on diving deep into the ideas, people, and businesses that drive Boston’s economy. 


Branchfood Presents: The Future of Food Products
Thursday, March 22, 2018
6:00 - 8:30PM

Lighthouse 20th Floor
CIC Boston
50 Milk Street
Boston, MA 02110


  • Event Networking & Demos begins at 6:00 pm
  • Panel Discussion starts at 6:30 pm
  • Event ends at 8:30 pm